More than half the balls vacant at Cooper last night, all night.
15 empty at Marina Cay at 5pm today
More than half of The Bight at Norman vacant on Friday.
Pirates at Norman very happy to do takeaway food - fab dinner aboard.
Cooper (had previously said yes on email) said no (after we just had lunch and drinks there), in a fairly aggressive way...fair enough, no problem, we're on island-time, water off a ducks back, more painkillers back aboard! So we instead gave our $$$ to Deliverance, who delivered food from Red Rock (East End) to the boat...fantastic! Ordered by FB message, paid in cash. Superb service. As an aside it seemed odd as Cooper was dead, with a mostly empty restaurant that night, but hey, their loss!
Marina Cay - super-happy to do takeaway, ordered at lunch, plan to collect in an hour or so...
Will continue to update over coming days if anyone is interested!
The BVI Tourist board has a guy who deals with this, he would of already been in contact with the family, he is the best and only hope to get it quicker. I have been in touch with them and hopefully will have an answer soon, I will inbox you once I have the information
I saw shore power stations on the docks that were new, but can't answer if they have power. An e-mail to the marina or to the dive operation (they have a shack and container and are open for business) should get you an answer if nobody here can conclusively answer your question.
I'm looking for a little help here concerning getting a death certificate from the BVI government. As I mentioned earlier the wife of the missing sailor is a coworker with my sister in law. Without a death certificate she is having serious financial issues. Since most things such house, cars and banking accounts were in joint accounts, she's limited in what she can move. Can't sell the house. Somehow Social Security found out and cut off her husband's payment, but she needs a certificate for death benefits. She can't do anything with insurance. It seems like she's at the mercy of the BVI government. It's been a while since I was on this forum, but I know there is a lot of good local knowledge here. Maybe she needs to involve the State Department, but that's no easy task. Any hard knowledge on how to expedite the certificate? Thanks
I know this belongs in the USVI thread but seems more people read the BVI thread. We’re heading back down to the BVI next month and plan on heading over to St John for a few days. Just wondering the best places to hunt for lobsters?
Yes I’ve relied on this forum for 14 years for excellent and timely feedback on everything BVI, including sailing, and I recommended this site to Deeliteful first expecting one of the regulars here to have a name of a friend or an outfit...
I did point Deeliteful to TA as a secondary source, but unfortunately there are no reviews or updates on fishing charter since pre-IRMA that I’ve come across with a quick look. Maybe Dee can find something on TA by searching more if no feedback here...Sorry Dee!
This board is mostly about sailing and sailing charters - most of the chat here is about that. Where people are fishing, they are generally doing it off the bat of their own, or chartered, sail boats or power cats. I don't know much about day charters for fishing, but a quick look at Trip Advisor shows up a few options... which come with customer feedback reviews. Have you checked out Trip Advisor? https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attract...Islands-Tortola_British_Virgin_Isla.html
We booked a Mooring's power cat for Oct. 18th. Mostly because of work schedules. I too considered MarineMax, seemed like the interior was a little nicer and really wanted a water maker since we'll have 8 people this time but their prices were significantly higher than Mooring's. I guess boat size makes a big difference between the two. Plus, MM seemed to quote by day's and not nights. I noticed on their quote, not only was it more expensive when I thought I was comparing apples to apples but when I discovered the difference in time, it was way more. There were pros and cons to each and it depends on what you really want. Mooring's seems to have more open space especially deck space while MM seems to have more seating. I would go with a bigger boat for more stability if the weather picks up. When I looked at the historical record of hurricanes in the BVI in Oct. there haven't been many. I've also been in late Aug/Sept during peak hurricane season and lucked out with great weather. I definitely think Oct. is less risk for hurricanes but I'm a little worried about more rain. I don't mind quick showers but days of rain on vacation is bad. I live in Pittsburgh so I guess I can deal with it. I didn't know anything about the Interline Regatta! Was hoping for quiet times and no crowds.
The villa was about 2 blocks from the restaurants. Easy and safe walk both day and night. Walked in for breakfast croissants at either Good Morning or Yellow Sub and walked in to the Petit Casino when I needed something. As you go around the round-a-bout and head toward the ocean and where all the restaurants are located, I turned right just before the Asian restaurant. Same road you would turn on if you had stayed at the Alamanda when it was still in business. The pool is about shoulder deep all over; provided you are almost 6 feet tall. Maybe 10 feet wide and twice that in length. Not for swimming laps unless you like to do a lot of turns. There was construction all around us with plenty of pounding during the day. The workers arrived at 7:30 am and worked with long sleeves and long pants in all that heat until 3:30 pm. We saw three other villas that were occupied in the block we were in.